7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi is minus 2 hours. In November, Rovaniemi is colder than Dubai - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, steep yourself in history at Pohjolan toimitalo, make a trip to Senate Square, and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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